Switching on the Moon

Switching on the Moon

A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems

By G. Brian Karas (Illustrator); Jane Yolen (Compiled by); Andrew Fusek Peters (Compiled by)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763642495, 95pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 2010

This wide-ranging collection of bedtime poems is an inspired baby gift that will find a treasured place on children's nightstands everywhere.
From the hoot of an owl to the horns of the city, from children giggling in the bath to the hushed notes of a lullaby, here is an exquisite anthology that captures the universal poetry of bedtime. Expertly gathered by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, these sixty poems range from old favorite poets such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Sylvia Plath, and Eleanor Farjeon to beloved contemporary poets like Marilyn Singer, Lee Bennett Hopkins, and Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman. Beautifully illustrated by G. Brian Karas with richness and whimsy, SWITCHING ON THE MOON is the perfect book to share with a child to usher in a night of sweet dreams.

About the Author
G. Brian Karas has illustrated many children's books, including "Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!" And "Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide! "by Candace Fleming; "Incredible Me" by Kathi Appelt; and the High-Rise Private Eyes series by Cynthia Rylant.

Jane has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She sets the highest standard for the industry, not only in the meaningful body of work she has created, but also in her support of fellow authors and artists. Her books range from the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs series to the Caldecott winning Owl Moon to popular novels such as The Devil s Arithmetic, Snow in Summer, and The Young Merlin Trilogy, to award-winning books of poetry such as Grumbles from the Forest, and A Mirror to Nature. In all, she has written over 335 books (she s lost count), won numerous awards (one even set her good coat on fire), and has been given six honorary doctorates in literature. For more information, please visit www.janeyolen.com.

Andrew Fusek Peters is an award-winning author who has written extensively for children and young people of all ages. Initially recognized and critically acclaimed as a poet, Andrew has broadened his work to include plays, picture books, and fiction.